Saturday, October 22, 2011

Card and Gift Bag for Mommy To Be

On Sunday we are going to my sister in laws baby shower.  I wanted to make something special especially since we are giving her a gift card.  Since I just received some new dies from Papertrey Ink (PTI) and wanted to use them.  I'm very excited about the new Front and Center #1 die. For the card, I forced myself to use patterned paper from my stash.  I know my she is having a girl so i wanted the colors to be girly. Pink of course came to mine.  While perusing my stash, I came across some cute patterned paper from Sassafras Lass. 

I used many dies for this project.  I started by cutting two panels from Kraft cardstock using the Front and Center #1 die.  I decided to put the gift card holder on the outside so I used the Seed Packet Die (PTI) for the pocket.  The "tag" on the inside is made with the Wine Bottle Tag (PTI) trimmed just below the score line.  The Tag is a perfect fit in the pocket.  I use my slit punch to hold the gift card on the tag.  To embellish the pocket i used one of the photo finisher dies to make a band.  I attached the front and back panel to a trimmed down paper lunch bag.  It will be so cute once i find the perfect item to put inside. 

For the card i used a similar layout as the gift bag.  I added a crib image from Sleepy Sighs (a|s) and colored it with Copics. 

This is a picture of it without a giftcard.
 Here is an example of it with a gift card.  I haven't gotten the actual one yet.
In this photo you can see how cool the Startdust Finishing Spray (a|s) is.  I just love it.  Instead of buying shimmer paper, I just use this.   I sprayed it on the crib label.

Paper: Dark Chocolate, Kraft (PTI), Sugar (a*muse | studio, unknown Bazzill 
Patterned Paper: Serendipity and Life is Beautiful (Sassafras Lass)
Stamps: Sleepy Sighs, Essential Sentiments (a*muse | studio), Holiday Photo Finishers, Fillable Frames #9 (PTI)
Ink: French Roast (a*muse | studio), Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Fresh Snow (PTI)
Copics: R30, R21, R89, E43, Y09 (froma*muse | studio)
Dies: Front and Center #1, Seed Packet, Wine Bottle Tag and Photo Finishers (PTI)
Other: Stardust Finishing Spray and Foam Adhesive (a*muse | studio), Dark Chocolate and Melon Berry ribbon (PTI), Designer Label (SU!), Treading Water Border Punch (Fiskars), Designer Brad (CTMH), velvet flower and small brads (stash), Lunch Bag


  1. What a beautiful set! Your SIL will love it.

  2. Gorgeous! What a lot of yummy details and eye candy!

  3. Carla, this set is amazing! What a perfect baby shower gift. So well done.

  4. Carla, this is absolutely adorable.